John Close has a Fine Art degree from Middlesex University. He subsequently developed his figurative practice through self directed study, attending local drawing classes and short courses for a number of years.
His artistic interest lies mainly in the human figure, and he has worked with performers from backgrounds in dance, theatre and mime. He has exhibited in the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2015) and participated in art events at the Zabludowicz Collection, Crypt Gallery and the London Contemporary Dance School.
He has taught life drawing classes extensively, for institutions such as the Mary Ward Centre, Cubitt Education, London Drawing and UAL. His work in education has led to tutoring special workshops at the National Gallery, Royal Academy and The Science Museum, and Widening Participation schemes at Goldsmith College and Central St Martins.
View our events calendar for a month-by-month guide to events throughout the year.
Set to become a major destination for art buyers, our online gallery will offer a unique collection of work to browse and buy. More details to follow.
Spring Term 2020 | 6 Jan - 5 April
Easter Workshops | 6 - 17 April
Summer Term 2020 | 20 Apr - 19 Jul
Half Term | 1-7 June
Summer School | 20 July - 23 Aug
Autumn Term 2020 | 7 Sep - 6 Dec